Club Notes... - 2023-04-22 16:52:00

Seniors win at home..

On Sunday last in the Red FM sponsored Division 2 Hurling League, Bride Rovers secured their 3rd win of the campaign with a 9 point win over Mallow. After all the rain of the previous week, the pitch was in pristine condition for the game. A fine crowd was in attendance for the game and while there was ‘Oskars’ business going on outside the fence with a trailer of timber to be won, inside the fence our seniors were putting Mallow to the sword.

The opening exchanges were physical and tough with both teams doing their best to get a grip on the game, Adam Walsh was unerring from frees in the opening half, notching up 6 points, 5 from placed balls. Two points from the impressive Ronan O Connell and another from Jason Pratt ensured the Rovers led at half time by 0-09 to 0-06.

Into the second half, the Rovers pressed on, an Adam Walsh free followed by a well taken goal by Ronan O Connell extended the Rovers lead. A further brace of points from Ronan had the Rovers in front by 11 points at the 45 minute ark. Mallow replied with some pointed frees but 4 points for the Rovers without reply from Jason Pratt, Adam Walsh (2) and Louie Roche wrapped up the victory for the Rovers on a scoreline of 1-17 to 0-11.
Team and scorers: Shaun Knox, Davy Barry, Denis Cashman, Jordan Mannix, Tadhg O Sullivan, Kieran Kearney, Shane Walsh, Conor Hazelwood, Jason Pratt (0-2), Shane O Connor, Conleith Ryan,  Ronan O Connell (1-04), Adam Walsh (0-09, 7F) Jason Mannix, William Finnegan (0-1)  Josh Ahern, . Subs used: Cian Hogan, Cormac O Sullivan, Seamus Ahern, Ed Cashman & Louie Roche (0-1)


Memories of our 2003 Intermediate Championship win over Mallow were recalled last Sunday. Played in Ballyhooley that game set us on our way to winning the County intermediate Title that year. The score of the contest that evening two decades ago was super goal from Brian Murphy after a mighty run.


Carrig started well and got the first 2 points before Cormac got our opening point. Carrig got two more before Adam put over 2 frees and Conor got a point to leave the sides level 4 points apiece after 10 minutes 

Carrig got the next point, Conor looked like he was after getting the opening goal of the game but the shot came back off the post and Carrig came down the other end to get a goal of their own to leave them leading 1-5 to 4. We got 5 of the next 6 points (Jordan, Cormac and Conor (3)) leaving the sides level 1-6 to 9 points after 25 minutes. Carrig got the next two points before a free by Adam left the score 1-8 to 10 at half time. Carrig started the second half better and got 3 of the first 4 points with Conor getting our point from a free. We got the next 3 points to bring the teams level again. The teams shared the next 4 points before Carrig got trough for there second goal with 8 minutes left. 

Our lads battled back again and got back to within a single score after two points Conor and Cormac. Carrig finished the better tough and got the last two points to win on a score line of 2-16 to 19 points. Team was S Knox, L Collins, J Pratt, J Conor, O Roche, L Forde, K Cotter, C O'Sullivan (0-4), S Ahern, DJ Cahill, E Cashman, L Roche, C Barry (0-10, 5fs), M Collins, A Hayes (0-3 fs) Subs, J Mannix (0-1), D Barry (0-1)


Our Under 7s travelled to Mallow last Saturday morning for a Rebel Og Go Games football blitz. Great skill on show from our lads. They really enjoyed the games and were very impressive. The boys were great in every match played. Next up St. Catherine’s visit us for a hurling blitz on Saturday 29th April. 


The Under11s hosted St.Catherine’s last Saturday in football and hurling games. The Ballynoe/Conna  side was made up of U10s and 11s and gave a good test to our boys. Our lads, despite being not at their best, still produced enough to get through their games with control but St.Catherine’s are ones to watch for the future. It’s been a while since our lads have been tested like this weekend and tough games like this will only bring them on. We have Mallow visiting us in hurling next Sunday morning before a week off for the Bank Holiday weekend. We then have two weekends in a row where we welcome Douglas to Páirc na Bride.

Hurling training as usual on Wednesday night in Pynes at 6pm.


After training a winner for pat Cullotty at the Point to Point in Quakerstown Co. Clare recently David Barry of Mondaniel was in the winner’s enclosure again last Sunday.  Flemens Interest owned by another great local sportsman Johnny Joe Cotter eon a great race in Dromahane  


Our under 13s were at home to Inniscarra on Saturday in Pairc na Bride.  It being holiday times and with families away we were down to just 15 players.  The effort those 15 boys put in over the next hour was something else and also the three  u12 boys Jack, Cathal and Padraig who stepped up to help.  We got off to a good start leading by 1-2 to a point after 15 mins. Inniscarra came into the game up to half time and the score was 2-5 to 0-6 at the break. Inniscarra started the second half as they finished the first and got two quick goals. But this kicked-started  our boys back into action . A goal got us ahead and Inniscarra got back level. We went a point up with 2 mins left and defended that lead with serious work rate.

Team on the day was: Zack, Jack, Nathan, Alex, Sam,  Danny,  Cormac,  Sean F, Sean H, Fionn L, Fionn C,  Evan, Daniel,  Liam,  Sean O'L, Jack, Cathal and Padraig. Next game is football away to Erins Own on Saturday next in Caherlag at 5.


Thursday night saw the under12 C3 team welcome the Barrs to our juvenile pitch for what was the lads first competitive game. Our lads showed their determination and skill and got a deserved There was no first game nerves as the lads pulled on the Green, White and Gold  jersey for the first game. From the first hall Rovers were committed to winning and displayed some lovely stickwork. Our under12s were supported by some under 11 players. Panel; Elliott Martin, Luke O Regan, Ruairí O Grady, Harry O Keeffe, Senan Delaney, James O Regan, Sean O’Dowd, Jack Fitzgerald, Alex Mc Carthy, Matthew Finn, Tommy Conway, Theo Byrd, James O Leary, Denis Skillington, Adam Hackett.

UNDER 10’s v Kilhta Óg.

Our under 10 boys hosted Kilta Óg on Saturday on the juvenile pitch which was remarkably in incredible condition after all the recent rain. Great credit due to Denis Ahearn and his team. In total we had 4 cracking matches and the standard of football was very high considering it was just each teams 2nd football match of the year. Thanks to Ronan O’Riordan who did an excellent job as ref. Panel on the day was Luke Buckley, Dara Murphy, Kayden Freeman, Theo Skillington, Eoin Burke, Tiarnan Lyons, Fionn Purcell, Happy Fitzpatrick, Oisin Barry Sheehan, Hugh Clerkin, Killian Donegan, Daniel Fitzgerald, David Fitzpatrick, John Keating, Joey Allen & Elliot Fitzgerald. We are away to Watergrasshill on Saturday for a hurling match.


Last Sunday we played Mallow in the SHL before a huge crowd in Pairc na Bride. On the Mallow team was Fionn Heffernan, son of Pat who trained us a few years back and remains a great friend of so many in Bride Rovers. Pat Heffernan himself was not in Rathcormac Sunday but far away in Markievicz Park in Sligo watching his other son Daithi playing. Daithi Heffernan is working in London at present and playing with Brother Pearse’s in the English capitol and lines out with London in the Christy Ring Cup. A team mate of Daithi’s on that London team is Bandon native Ronan Crowley -son of Padraig and first cousin of our mentor Noel Crowley! On Sunday Sligo beat London 2 20 to 1 20 -London had twice beaten Sligo in this year’s National Hurling League. London have home games in the Christy Ring Cup in Ruislip v Meath and Derry and must travel to play Mayo and Tyrone.


Between Cork underage sides, under 20 and Senior Hurling and under 16 and 18 and Senior ladies Football ten Bride Rovers players are currently involved with Cork teams preparing for major games. We wish them all the very best. It’s only April yet the Munster Senior Hurling Championship is starting this weekend as 4-in-a-row seeking Limerick take on Davy Fitz’s Waterford in Thurles at 2 0 clock. Two hours later up the road in Ennis Tipp meet Clare. Cork have two ‘home’ games to start with. On Sunday week Waterford are visitors and the following Saturday night -the night before Bartlemy Races, Tipp will come to Cork for an evening game.


Monday nights monthly Executive meeting had a full Agenda. Reports on games played, Fixtures, Ladies, Juvenile, Finance, Playing pitches, Child protection, It and the Oskars dominated. Evelyn Murphy from the Oskars Sub Committee reported from the Launch and the casting Night- both great occasions. She said the 7 films were in rehearsal with two weekends of Filming scheduled for the last weekend of April and first weekend in May. She said the fundraising events were being well supported both inside and outside the parish. She thanked all those making such an effort.  Chairman Pa O Driscoll commented that between actors, directors, extras and fundraisers close on 170 people are involved in the Night At The Oskars Campaign and said the excitement around the parish was mighty.


The Braveheart Film Crew had an unusual fundraiser running at the SHL game on Sunday last before a huge crowd. Braveheart Filming Group were selling Lines to win the Trailer of Dried and Split Fire Wood. With coal, turf, gas, nuclear power and paraffin all getting scarce a trailer load of timber is worth a small fortune.  All one has to do is guess the actual number of pieces of wood in the trailer. Could it be 300, 600 or 850 or perhaps 1110 ? Your guess is as good as anyone else. The Braveheart Crew say ‘Thanks for your support and we will be at Bride Rovers Pitch again next Saturday Morning April the 22nd’.

 Pictured are Nollaig Murphy, James Birmingham, Tiernan O Regan, Mark O Connell and Colm Barry

At Monday night’s Executive meeting Chairman Pa O Driscoll gave an update. The old boundary fence has been removed, boring for water is taking place this week. The plan is that the contractors will be moving in to start on the first new pitch in mid May. The Development will take approximately three years in total- depending on Finance of course.


The Oscars cast of Fr Ted are collecting any unwanted metals and disused batteries over the coming weeks. If you have any suitable donations as you clean out your homes, garage or yards, please contact Billy Finnegan 0868552537, Tomás Kearney 0877747946 or James Ahern 0868241501, Tom Mulcahy 0863285572 or John Arnold 087 9538077.


A 6km event -run/jog/walk, in aid of Bartlemy School, will take place on next Sunday April 23rd at 12.00pm from Bartlemy Hall (Registration from 10.30am. €15 per entry or €20 per family. Lots of prizes and post-race refreshments in the Hall afterwards. All welcome. All funds raised go towards facilities and ongoing development in the School. 

Community Employment. 

At present there are three vacant positions on Community Employment in the Bartlemy/Rathcormac area. Ring 087 9538077 for details.


The Sports Prediction Quiz, from the Michael Collins' OsKaRs cast, is a fundraising activity for the current Pynes pitch development project. Simply answer 15 questions to test your sports prediction skills! You don’t need to be an expert to win big. Great prizes are available starting at 300 euro for 1st place and great fun for the summer ahead following all your favourite sporting events! Early Bird entries before May 1st have a chance to win 2 premium level tickets to Cork v Tipp on Sat May 6th and a signed Cork Jersey. The link to enter is

Please ensure you pay the €10 entry fee using the link provided at the end of the entry submission to validate your entry. Please play, have some fun and then circulate widely to family and friends.


A huge thank you to players. mentors and parents of underage players who have paid for 2023 membership with Bride Rovers. A special thanks to those who have considered and opted for the Club 100 family membership package.

 For a small number of players, mentors and supporters, registration is now overdue and this impacts on insurance cover and entering some competitions and blitz’. Any supporters or parents who have yet to do so have two options.

1        Register and pay online via

2        During Academy training on Saturday morning (10am to 12pm), club registrar will be at the lotto table/meeting room (weather depending) to support anyone who wishes to a) pay online, b) make cash payment, or c) discuss Club 100 as an option for 2023.


'Braveheart' Guess The Blocks- Saturday April 22nd in the Pitch

- Poker Classic - Thursday 20th April in Barry's Bar, Rathcormac


Next Sunday April 23rd isa busy day for as well as the Bartlemy School Run it’s also car Boot Sale Sunday so all hands on deck. Anyone that can give an hour on Saturday morning or anytime on Sunday please contact Billy Finnegan or Mossie O Sullivan.


An exciting new venture will be up and running in September to help families and children who attend Bishop O Brien NS in Bartlemy Village. With many parents working and travelling to work the introduction of a Bartlemy Breakfast Club and After School Care facility is a wonderful development. Fun activities will be included plus a light breakfast and afternoon snack. Bookings are now being taken, contact Caitriona at 087 1260020. 


The Bride Rovers team that defeated Bride Valley at Castlelyons by 3 1 to 2 1 in May 1930 was W. Hanan, T. Aherne, J. Healy, W. Mulcahy, E. Barry, D. Harrington, E. Daly (Captain), T. O Keeffe, D. Pyne, R.Ryan, M. Murnane, J.Hanan, M. Cranitch, J. Daly , J. Barry.


The Lotto Results for Tuesday 11th of April 2023 –were as follows; Jackpot was €6800, Numbers drawn  were 11, 20, 24 & 32 and there was no Winner. Congrats to our lucky dip €30 cash winners: Mary Quirke, Glenakik, Mary Crowley, Ballinhassig, Paul Sherlock, Passage West, Fr. Gus O’Driscoll, Main St., Rosie McNamara, Shanowen. This week's jackpot on Tuesday April 18th was an incredible €7,000. Remember if you’re not in, you can’t win!  If you are joined online and your ticket has expired just click on the link via and we would like to wish you the best of luck. Tickets at just €2 each can also be purchased from Club members and in local business outlets. A Yearly Ticket can also be purchased. Please tell friends and relations all over the place to join the Rovers Lotto.

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